COVID-19 Update - May 25, 2020
Legal Aid Alberta remains committed to serving its clients through this unsettled period. Public health requirements as well as changes made by Alberta Courts have resulted in some changes to our procedures.
LAA is accepting applications by phone for all in-custody and all out of custody criminal matters.
Effective May 25, 2020 Legal Aid Alberta will be accepting applications for family law matters with a scheduled court date. LAA will continue to accept applications for Emergency and Urgent matters such as Child Welfare, Emergency Protection Orders, Oral Hearings and other domestic violence related orders, as well as matters that have been assessed by the Court to qualify as emergent parenting issues, and Immigration cases.
This is in alignment with recent changes at Alberta Courts, and we will continue to update our website as further changes are made throughout the pandemic recovery. Thank you for your patience and please continue to check this website for regular updates.
If you wish to apply for legal aid, contact us at 1-866-845-3425.
We continue to provide legal services, including Duty Counsel, at courthouses across the province. Some of those services may be provided by phone or CCTV as determined by the respective courthouses.
You should not attend court unless it is an urgent matter and your personal appearance is required.
Please visit the Alberta Courts website (https://albertacourts.ca) for up to date information on court proceedings, including which matters are being heard and in which courthouse locations.
Emergency Protection Orders
Starting April 27, 2020, as a result of
collaboration between Legal Aid Alberta and Alberta Courts, all Queen’s Bench
EPO Review hearings will take place remotely across the province of Alberta.
Important Information - EPO Applicant
Important Information - EPO Respondent